According to Club Call, Joe Hart is available for transfer and Liverpool are mentioned as a possible destination for City’s stranded ‘keeper.
When Pep Guardiola arrived at Manchester City, there was always going to plenty of changes around the club to accommodate the Spaniard’s eloquent style of play. One such change was the signing of Claudio Bravo from Barcelona as the Chilean shot-stopper is a very good at playing the ball out from the back.
Bravo came in and Joe Hart went out. Okay, Hart is only on loan at Torino, but there is still very little chance of him appearing in Manchester City gear again.
With Liverpool’s own goalkeeping issues, some would like to lead you to believe that Jurgen Klopp would replace Loris Karius after just 10 games in a Liverpool jersey. I doubt that Klopp would even drop Karius at this point in time as the German coach is trying let his compatriot gain some confidence after two poor displays in succession.
The situation, according to Club Call, is that “sources close to the situation” say that the chances of Liverpool signing the England international are “slim to none,” but that Hart is keeping his options open as he looks to return from Italy at the end of his loan spell and find a club in England.
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City are expected to be unwilling to sell to a direct rival but will sell to a team outside of the top eight for a fee in the region of £25 million. With Hart looking to keep playing in order to remain England’s number one, it’s likely he’ll sign for any Premier League team but will find it difficult to move to a team higher up the league table due to City’s resolve to not strengthen an opposition side.
A discount is supposedly available for European sides but Hart’s £120,000-a-week wage demands are likely to complicate any deals. Liverpool have the budget to fund such a move but it really isn’t likely that he’ll be signed by the Reds as Klopp continues to show faith in Karius – and I couldn’t back Klopp any more.